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God Speed the Right

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1 Now to Heav’n our pray’r ascending,
God speed the right!
In a noble cause contending,
God speed the right!
May we live our lives before Thee,
Like the good and great in story,
If we fail, we fail in glory,—
God speed the right!

2 Patient, firm, and persevering,
God speed the right!
No event or danger fearing,
God speed the right!
Pains, nor toils, nor trials heeding,
Never from the truth receding,
And in heav’n own time succeeding,
God speed the right!

3 Still our onward course pursuing,
God speed the right!
Ev’ry foe at length subduing,
God speed the right!
Truth! Thy cause, whate’er delay it,
There’s no pow’r on earth can stay it,
Proudly let us then obey it,
God speed the right!

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #43

Author: William E. Hickson

William Edward Hickson [also known as Richman Hopson] United Kingdom 1803-1870. Born at London, England, the son of a boot maker, he studied at schools in Germany and the Netherlands. In 1830 he married Jane Brown. He became a businessman and an educational writer, retiring from his business in his late 30s to concentrate on philanthropic pursuits, particularly the cause of elementary education. He authored six books on various business and social topics. Of Baptist faith and having musical interest he authored: “The singing master” (1836), “Dutch & German schools” (1840), “Part singing” (1842), “Time and faith” (2 volumnes-1857), and “Try again”. In 1839 he visited North Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to st… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now to heaven our prayer ascending
Title: God Speed the Right
Author: William E. Hickson
Refrain First Line: God speed the right
Copyright: Public Domain

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